LINDA DEMENT

10 Minutes to Midnight  2015

A Nuclear Futures Program of Arts collaboration

A 24 minute immersive installation for circular screen with 3D sound.

10 Minutes to Midnight sits at the creative junction between historical fact, eye-witness testimony and artistic interpretation. It responds to long-term legacies of British atomic experiments at Emu Field and Maralinga in South Australia during the 1950s and 60s, telling the stories of Australian and British defence personnel who lived and worked there.

10 Minutes to Midnight is the culmination of a collaborative partnership between representatives from Australian atomic survivor communities, including whistle-blower Avon Hudson, and the creative team: Director Teresa Crea, Creative Producer Paul Brown, Playwright John Romeril, Sound Luke Harrald, Projection & Set Nic Mollison, Artists Jessie Boylan and Linda Dement.

The premiere February 2015 at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, coincided with the 70-year anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings.